LibriVox recording of The White Company, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Clive Catterall.
Set during the Hundred Years' War with France, The White Company tells the story of a young Saxon man who is learning what it is to be a knight. Raised by Cistercian Monks and rejected by a violent elder brother, Alleyn Edricson takes service with one of the foremost knights in the country. When Alleyn falls in love with the knight's daughter, he must prove himself to be a courageous and honourable knight before he can win her hand. Alleyn and his friends set forth with the other men-at-arms to join Prince Edward in Bordeaux, from where they will take part in the Prince's campaign into Spain. It is in Spain that Alleyn and others must prove themselves to be very valiant and hardy cavaliers. (Summary by Clive Catterall)
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August 18, 2015 Subject:
the white company
clive rocks the reading world with a rock star voice of the highest quality. crackers in bed would be ok
March 27, 2014 Subject:
How Clive Cattereal brought listener joy
Mr. Cattereal, This is to thank you for your nonpareil rendition of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's
fantastic tale of Chivalry in his historical fiction "The White Company". You have given me hours of enjoyable listening to your wonderful pallet of voices and continuous melodious vocalization throughout the duration of the book. I look forward to listening to more or your work. You are truly a master of your craft and I hail a true professional and your delightful work.
September 28, 2009 Subject:
Having recently completed his education in a monastery, Allen is required by the terms of his father's will to leave the monastery and spend a year in the world. He ventures forth and finds romance and adventure, but not without showing courage first as part of the White Company.
The story is very interesting, kept me listening, and the reader did an excellent job. A little tinny sounding, but the equalizer filtered it out without issues.
September 8, 2009 Subject:
Knights, squires, archers and adventure
I had always associated Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with Sherlock Holmes - so it was a pleasure to learn that he wrote historical fiction as well. This is a wonderful story - with adventures galore, sword fights, honor, cultural commentary, and plenty of humor sprinkled in. By my ten finger bones, but Clive Catterall does an excellent job reading the characters!